PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”

Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The secret to Christian unity is not simply a sameness of goals, but of the attitude that accomplished them. Many Christian’s fail to account for this fact as they come into a fuller glory through the process of sanctification. In a very real way, the heir mere association with Christ brings a bit of splendor to them, as it did with Moses after he left God’s presence. Yet, Christ’s attitude shines from the inside out. It spirates its own splendor naturally in the life of believers. This is a product of being as Christ was in nature. Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, has an attitude about glory. He valued it less than love and harmony. It is for this reason that we adore him. Many wish to unify others under their own glory. History has come to call these people despots, facists, dictators and tyrants. Christ was not one of these. The glory that Christ has is given despite his right to glory. Unity is not everything. It is not enough that Christians have one mind. They must also have the mind of Christ which was given by the attitude of submission, love, grace and humility. They must always be walking to the cross behind Jesus. This is the only place they will find a glory that is beautiful and a unity that reflects God.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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